Latest News: Recent Deaths in Jerusalem — 7 Deaths.

Israeli police say at least seven people were killed and three were injured in a shooting near a synagogue in Jerusalem on Friday amid high tensions in Israel and the Palestinian territories. The incident is being treated as a suspected terror attack, according to a preliminary report issued by Jerusalem police. Two people were wounded in a separate shooting attack on Saturday in the City of David area of Jerusalem, according to police and ambulance services. The victims, one in his 20s and another in his 40s or 50s, were taken to the trauma unit of the Shaare Zedek Medical Center, the hospital said.

Friday’s shooter was also later killed by police forces, according to police, in what police chief Yaakov Shabtai described as “one of the worst terror attacks in the past few years.”

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Fire in New York City Leaves 18 People Injured

Eighteen children were injured Wednesday in a fire that was sparked by a lithium-ion battery at a Queens daycare, officials said. The blaze broke out in the basement of the two-story house in Kew Gardens Hills around 2:05 p.m., according to…

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Latest News: A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit far-west Nepal on Tuesday.

Rajesh Sharma of the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Centre informs the earthquake occurred at 2:43 pm with its epicentre near Moula in the Bajura district.

The shock of the earthquake was felt in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Bhairahawa as well as in India’s capital Delhi.

The shock of the earthquake was felt more in the hilly districts of the region. People have come out of their houses after the earthquake. An Earthquake in Nepal . — Online Khabar

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General Facts about France

Source: PlanetWare

France is a semi-presidential republic with a head of government - the prime minister - appointed by the president who is the directly elected head of state. France’s territory consists of 18 administrative regions - 13 metropolitan (i.e. European France) and 5 overseas regions. All 5 of the overseas regions, as well as Saint-Martin (a French territory in the Caribbean) are considered part of the EU (with the status of outermost region).

Facts:

  1. France has the highest number of Nobel Prize Winners in Literature in the world.
  2. The Motto of France Is Liberté, Égalitié, Fraternité.
  3. France is the largest country in the European Union.
  4. France is nicknamed L’Hexagone.
  5. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the United States.

France has 24 representatives on the European Committee of the Regions, the EU’s assembly of regional and local representatives.

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Paris Hilton’s baby has just born.

Source: Harper's Bazaar

Paris Hilton is a mom of a baby boy. She shared the news on Instagram on Tuesday. Hilton made the announcement via Instagram with an image of the newborn’s hand holding her own, accompanied by a heartfelt caption that read, simply: “You are already loved beyond words.”

The news comes just over a year after Hilton tied the knot with Reum, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, in a lavish Bel-Air wedding for which the bride wore custom Oscar de la Renta.

Congrats to the new parents!

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